First staged in 2015, Access Arts developed the idea for Undercover Artist Festival in consultation with a range of artists and arts workers experiencing disability. The intention is for Undercover Artist Festival to become biennial, and achieve a level of professionalism and reach that will see it become Australia’s pinnacle festival for performers with disability.Reporting to Access Arts Chief Executive, the primary purpose of the Festival Director isto lead, develop and deliver the curatorial vision for Undercover Artist Festival 2021to deliver in 2020 a creative development program that enables Queensland performing artists with disability to take their work to the next level of excellence and culminates in an online showcase.This is a funded position until December 2020. Subject to further funding being secured, the intention is for the position to be renewed until October 2021, in order for the Festival Director to lead and deliver a nationally recognised Undercover Artist Festival over four days at Queensland Theatre as a component of Brisbane Festival from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18 September 2021.Responsibilities includeLead the development and communication of a strong, high-profile, compelling vision for a festival program, and the part it can play in building careers for artists with disability, and audiences for their workIdentify innovative and high quality artists, companies, and artworks with appeal to existing and new audiences for development and/or programming within the festivalCurate and manage the delivery of the creative development program during 2020 that will build capacity and work by Queensland artists with disabilityBuild strong relationships with artists with disability, allies, and other stakeholders in the arts and disability sector nationally and internationally, and facilitate their engagement in the decision-making process in relation to the future visioning of the festivalDevelop programming policy, parameters, and requirements for the festival to select and schedule the festival program.Manage the delivery of the festival including direct supervision of personnel (artists, presenters, volunteers, support workers)A full position description will be provided.Selection criteria includesA track record of achievement in a leadership role in the artsAbility to imagine, develop, and deliver a high quality arts program, which profiles innovative new work to policy makers, funding agencies, sponsors, fellow artists, the media, the community, and the wider publicAbility to work collaboratively with artists with disabilityAbility to build productive working relationships with relevant stakeholders to benefit the organisation, its programs, and its partnersAbility to deliver quality programs within established budgets, timeframes, and quality assurance frameworksA demonstrated track record in supervising and managing personnel preferredAbility to develop a safe and inclusive working environmentAccess Arts has a 37-year track record as Queensland’s peak body for arts and disability, and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of CPL – Choice, Passion, Life.In keeping with Undercover Artist Festival’s strong commitment to disability leadership, only people with disability and/or who are D/deaf are invited to apply for the position of Festival Director at this time.  As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from First Nations people, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and women.Please apply by midday Friday 3 July 2020To apply please click on the ‘apply’ button and submit your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria. You are welcome to submit your application in a different format such as by video if this is your preference.  Interviewing will commence on Friday 10 July 2020. 75000 AUD Brisbane 4000